A new solid solution compound with the Sr21Mn4Sb18 structure type: Sr13Eu8Cd3Mn1Sb18

Elizabeth L. Kunz Wille 1 , Joya A. Cooley 1 , James C. Fettinger 1 , Nasrin Kazem 1  and Susan M. Kauzlarich 2
  • 1 Department of Chemistry, One Shields Ave, University of California, CA 95616, Davis, USA
  • 2 Department of Chemistry, One Shields Ave, University of California, CA 95616, Davis, USA
Elizabeth L. Kunz Wille
  • Department of Chemistry, One Shields Ave, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
  • Search for other articles:
  • degruyter.comGoogle Scholar
, Joya A. Cooley
  • Department of Chemistry, One Shields Ave, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
  • Search for other articles:
  • degruyter.comGoogle Scholar
, James C. Fettinger
  • Department of Chemistry, One Shields Ave, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
  • Search for other articles:
  • degruyter.comGoogle Scholar
, Nasrin Kazem
  • Department of Chemistry, One Shields Ave, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
  • Search for other articles:
  • degruyter.comGoogle Scholar
and Susan M. Kauzlarich
  • Corresponding author
  • Department of Chemistry, One Shields Ave, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
  • Email
  • Search for other articles:
  • degruyter.comGoogle Scholar

Abstract

The title compound with the nominal formula, Sr13Eu8Cd3Mn1Sb18, was synthesized by Sn-flux. Structure refinement was based on single-crystal X-ray diffractometer data. Employing the exact composition, the formula is Sr13.23Eu7.77Cd3.12Mn0.88Sb18 for the solid solution Sr21-xEuxCd4-yMnySb18. This phase adopts the Sr21Mn4Sb18 type structure with site preferences for both Eu and Cd. The structure crystallizes in the monoclinic system in space group C2/m and Z=4: a=18.1522(11), b=17.3096(10), c=17.7691(10) Å, β=91.9638(8)°, 6632 F2 values, 216 variables, R1=0.0254 and wR2=0.0563. Site selectivity of the elements in this new compound will be discussed in relationship with the Sr21Mn4Sb18 type structure and other related structure types. Temperature dependent magnetic susceptibility data reveal Curie–Weiss paramagnetism with an experimental moment of 19.3 μB/f.u. and a Weiss constant of 0.4 K. Magnetic ordering is seen at low temperatures, with a transition temperature of 3.5 K.

  • [1]

    S. R. Brown, S. M. Kauzlarich, F. Gascoin, G. J. Snyder, Yb14MnSb11: New high efficiency thermoelectric material for power generation. Chem. Mater. 2006, 18, 1873.

    • Crossref
    • Export Citation
  • [2]

    G. J. Snyder, E. S. Toberer, Complex thermoelectric materials. Nat. Mater. 2008, 7, 105.

    • Crossref
    • PubMed
    • Export Citation
  • [3]

    S. M. Kauzlarich, S. R. Brown, G. Jeffrey Snyder, Zintl phases for thermoelectric devices. Dalton Trans 2007, 2099.

    • PubMed
    • Export Citation
  • [4]

    Shi, X., L. Chen, C. Uher, Recent advances in high-performance bulk thermoelectric materials. Int. Mater. Rev. 2016, 61, 379.

    • Crossref
    • Export Citation
  • [5]

    N. Kazem, S. M. Kauzlarich, Chapter 288 – Thermoelectric properties of Zintl Antimonides. in Handbook on the Physics and Chemistry of Rare Earths, (Eds. G. B. Jean-Claude and K.P. Vitalij) Elsevier, North Holland, p. 177, 2016.

  • [6]

    H. Kim, C. L. Condron, A. P. Holm, S. M. Kauzlarich, Synthesis, structure, and magnetic properties of a new ternary Zintl phase: Sr21Mn4Sb18 . J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2000, 122, 10720.

    • Crossref
    • Export Citation
  • [7]

    A. P. Holm, M. M. Olmstead, S. M. Kauzlarich, The crystal structure and magnetic properties of a new ferrimagnetic semiconductor: Ca21Mn4Sb18 . Inorg. Chem. 2003, 42, 1973.

    • Crossref
    • PubMed
    • Export Citation
  • [8]

    S.-Q. Xia, S. Bobev, Diverse polyanions based on MnBi4 and MnSb4 tetrahedra: polymorphism, structure, and bonding in Ca21Mn4Bi18 and Ca21Mn4Sb18. Inorg. Chem. 2007, 46, 874.

    • Crossref
    • PubMed
    • Export Citation
  • [9]

    S.-Q. Xia, S. Bobev, Zintl phase variations through cation selection. Synthesis and structure of A21Cd4Pn18 (A=Eu, Sr, Ba; Pn=Sb, Bi). Inorg. Chem. 2008, 47, 1919.

    • Crossref
    • Export Citation
  • [10]

    N.-T. Suen, Y. Wang, S. Bobev, Synthesis, crystal structures, and physical properties of the new Zintl phases A21Zn4Pn18 (A=Ca, Eu; Pn=As, Sb) – Versatile arrangements of [ZnPn4] tetrahedra. J. Solid State Chem. 2015, 227, 204.

    • Crossref
    • Export Citation
  • [11]

    Y. Wang, G. M. Darone, S. Bobev, The new Zintl phases Eu21Cd4Sb18 and Eu21Mn4Sb18. J. Solid State Chem. 2016, 238, 303.

    • Crossref
    • Export Citation
  • [12]

    B. Saparov, S. Bobev, A. Ozbay, E. R. Nowak, Synthesis, structure and physical properties of the new Zintl phases Eu11Zn6Sb12 and Eu11Cd6Sb12. J. Solid State Chem. 2008, 181, 2690.

    • Crossref
    • Export Citation
  • [13]

    N. Kazem, A. Hurtado, F. Sui, S. Ohno, A. Zevalkink, G. J. Snyder, S. M. Kauzlarich, High temperature thermoelectric properties of the solid-solution Zintl phase Eu11Cd6–xZnxSb12. Chem. Mater. 2015, 27, 4413.

    • Crossref
    • Export Citation
  • [14]

    N. Kazem, W. Xie, S. Ohno, A. Zevalkink, G. J. Miller, G. J. Snyder, S. M. Kauzlarich, High-temperature thermoelectric properties of the solid-solution Zintl phase Eu11Cd6Sb12–xAsx (x<3). Chem. Mater. 2014, 26, 1393.

    • Crossref
    • Export Citation
  • [15]

    P. C. Canfield, Z. Fisk, Growth of single crystals from metallic fluxes. Phil. Mag. B 1992, 65, 1117.

    • Crossref
    • Export Citation
  • [16]

    R. Shannon, Revised effective ionic radii and systematic studies of interatomic distances in halides and chalcogenides. Acta Crystallogr. A 1976, 32, 751.

    • Crossref
    • Export Citation
Purchase article
Get instant unlimited access to the article.
$42.00
Log in
Already have access? Please log in.


or
Log in with your institution

Journal + Issues

Zeitschrift für Kristallographie – Crystalline Materials offers a place for researchers to present results of their crystallographic studies. The journal includes theoretical as well as experimental research. It publishes Original Papers, Letters and Review Articles in manifold areas of crystallography.

Search